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Julie Oseid

Professor and Morrison Family Director of Lawyering Skills

  • Education
  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School
    B.A., University of Minnesota, Duluth

  • Expertise
  • Legal History; Legal Writing

Professor Julie Oseid teaches Lawyering Skills I, Lawyering Skills II, and (In)Famous Trials. She has been teaching at the University of St. Thomas since 2004. She is also a faculty member at The National Judicial College. In 2017, Oseid wrote, "Communicators-in-Chief: Lessons in Persuasion from Five Eloquent American Presidents." The book is based on her series of articles about eloquent American Presidents: Abraham Lincoln (brevity), Thomas Jefferson (metaphor), James Madison (rigor), Ulysses Grant (clarity), and Teddy Roosevelt (zeal). She received the 2007 Warren E. Burger Prize awarded by the American Inns of Court Foundation for her essay entitled “When Big Brother is Watching [Out for You: Mentoring Lawyers, Choosing a Mentor, and Sharing Ten Virtues from My Mentor.” She received the Dean's Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2009 and the Mission Award for Excellence in Professional Preparation in 2010. Oseid was named the Faculty Woman of the Year by the Women's Law Student Association in 2007, 2010, and 2012.

Oseid received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, in 1986. Oseid clerked for Judge John T. Noonan, Jr. at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, CA. In law school, she clerked for the Hennepin County Attorney's Office, Minneapolis, in the Criminal Division. She was an associate in the Business Litigation department of Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly for five years. Between 1991 and 2004 Oseid was at home raising her three children. Her husband Jeff is a pediatrician.